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Information Processing Equipment. M. P. Doss (Editor).
Reinhold Publishing Corporation (New York), 1955. 270
Both the editor and the background of this book are
familiar to members of the ACS Division of Chemical
Literature. M. P. Doss is the present chairman of our
Division, and the book itself is based on papers delivered
before the Division in September, 1953, at a
"Symposium on Equipment for the Preparation, Reproduction,
and Utilization of Technical Information."
In turning these papers into a book, the authors, editor,
and publisher have labored well. All of the chapters are
clear, complete, and unusually well illustrated (probably
the reason for the book's relatively high price).
Certain chapters appear outstanding to the reviewer
by virtue of their thorough coverage. These include
"Special Typing, Stenciling, Hectographing, Figure Preparation,
and Miscellaneous Equipment" (by Robert E.
Mixson), with its index of supplies and equipment;
"Microcopying, Methods and Use" (by Hubbard W.
Ballou); and "Author's Guide to Effective Slides-Projection
Equipment and Copy Preparation" (by L. S.
Bonnel, et al.) The other chapters also contain much
detailed information not available elsewhere in digested
While Mr. Doss states that the book "does not purport
to cover all makes of equipment in the information-processing
field," it comes surprisingly close to doing so.
As might be expected, however, some very good equipment
has received little or no mention (Peirce dictating
equipment, for example). But, all in all, this book should
prove a valuable addition to the growing literature on
documentation methods and equipment. John C. Lane.
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ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS
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fication and mechanical searching and strongly recommen
a Patent Office accelerated reclassification program c
currently with mechanization efforts. Classification, whet
we like it or not, appears to be with us for a long time to co,
The Patent Office has prepared detailed charts and plI
showing its present and future classification needs as M
as a program of modernization. These plans can be carr
out only with support and cooperation of the chemical
dustries, as by making known their needs and wishes to
Patent Office and by actually sharing with it some of
burden of the over-all organization of the chemical arts
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